August 23, 2023

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm, Eastern Time

Defending Law School Diversity After SFFA


Thanks to decades of organizing and activism, law school campuses are finally beginning to reflect the United States’ rich and ethnic diversity. According to the American Bar Association, the admitted class of 2022 was the most racially and ethnically diverse law school class in history. Unfortunately, the Supreme Court’s ruling in Students for Fair Admissions v. Harvard and coordinated attacks on diversity, equity and inclusion across the country threaten to undermine this progress. ACS invites law students from generations past and present to share insights, tools and strategies in the ongoing struggle for a diverse and representative legal profession.

Welcome Remarks

Taonga Leslie, Director of Policy and Program for Racial Justice, American Constitution Society


Markus Reneau, President, American Constitution Society @ Howard University School of Law, Moderator

Howard University School of Law Class of 2024

Jarrius Adams, National Chair, National Black Law Students Association

Howard University School of Law Class of 2024

Courtni Burleson, Dir. of Foundation Relations & the Legal Academy, Americans United for Separation of Church and State

University of California, Berkeley, School of Law Class of 2003

Kristin Theis-Alavarez, Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid, University of California, Berkeley, School of Law

Stanford Law School Class of 2000

Midushi Pandey, Gideons Promise Fellow, Mecklenberg County Public Defender’s Office

Fmr. VP of Racial and Social Justice, American Constitution Society @ U. Texas School of Law

University of Texas School of Law Class of 2022

The American Constitution Society is a State Bar of California approved provider. This event has been approved for 1 hour of California MCLE credit. Attendees can also seek approval on their own in other states using reciprocity. Please be sure to fill in the record of attendance by September 13. Click here for the CLE DocumentationCA MCLE Cert. of AttendanceNon-CA CLE Cert. of AttendanceEvaluation Form, and Record of Attendance.